Africa's Digital Content Providers 'Between a Rock and a Hard Place'
[Digital Content Africa] Popular African comedy should be extremely attractive content on mobile phones. For those who have to sit in buses or cars traffic jams, what better way to lift the gloom than listening to things that make you laugh?
All Radio Moanda Radio Stations Closed Amid High Tensions in DRC
[IFEX] Journaliste En Danger (JED) expresses its total disapproval following the arbitrary closure by the National Information Agency (Agence Nationale des Renseignements - ANR) of 3 radio stations in Moanda, situated at more than 200km from Matadi, the capital of the province of Lower Congo (southwest DRC).
Bemba's Second ICC Trial to Open in September
[Bemba Trial Website] The witness and evidence tampering trial of former Congolese opposition leader Jean-Pierre Bemba and his four former associates opens this September at the International Criminal Court (ICC), the court announced today.
World Bank Supports Reintegration of Ex-Combatants to Civilian Life
[World Bank] Washington -The World Bank Group's Board of Executive Directors today approved an International Development Association (IDA)* credit of US$15 million to support the social and economic reintegration of demobilized ex-combatants in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), to help rebuild communities and families and to support the ongoing peace consolidation process.
Equatorial Guinea Too Strong for Congo
[CAF] Visiting Equatorial Guinea proved too strong for their Congolese hosts, managing a 3-0 win in the first leg of the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games qualifier on Saturday in Kinkala, a town situated in the south-eastern part of Congo.
Conflict Minerals - Preventing Military Groups From Funding Their Activities
[PR Newswire] Strasbourg, France -Military groups in conflict areas such as in the Democratic Republic of the Congo often use the sale of minerals found in their territory to fund their activities. A new EU proposal aims to put an end to this by setting up an EU system of self-certification to encourage importers, smelters and refiners to source their minerals responsibly. MEPs will debate the plans on Tuesday 19 May and vote on them the following day.
Emergency Air Evacuations in the DRC
[WFP] SUMMARY: The humanitarian community in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) relies on the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service's (UNHAS) to reach remote areas, support national disaster responses, as well as carry out emergency evacuations of humanitarian aid workers.
Appeals Judges Decline to Release Bemba From ICC Detention
[Bemba Trial Website] Appeals judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) have rejected Congolese opposition leader Jean-Pierre Bemba's appeal for interim release.
Brandeis University Goes Conflict-Free
[ENOUGH] $4 Million Annual Electronics Purchase Policy to Support Peace in Congo
Relocated DRC Residents Threaten to Protest
[Namibian] RESIDENTS of the DRC informal settlement in Swakopmund have threatened to stage a mass protest and even boycott the Swakopmund constituency by-election at the end of May if the municipality does not guarantee them property and rectify an alleged breach of an agreement related to their relocation to make way for the servicing of land.
9th Extra-Ordinary Summit of ICGLR Heads of State and Gorvenment
[ICGLR] Luanda, Angola -The Heads of State and Government of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), Conclude their meeting in Luanda, Angola, on 18th May, 2015 at the invitation of H.E. Jose Eduardo Dos Santos, President of the Republic of Angola and Chairman of the ICGLR Summit, to discuss the Security and Humanitarian situation in the Great Lakes Region with special focus on the Republic of Burundi, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Republic of South Sudan and on the gr
EU to Vote On Conflict Minerals
[Deutsche Welle] The European Union is set to adopt a law that seeks to prevent trading commodities that finance armed conflicts.The US has such a law, and what remains of the European Parliament is to come up with its own version.
DR Congo Wallops Gabon in U-20 Women's Qualifier
[CAF] DR Congo took a giant leap towards a place at the next round of the continental qualifiers for the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup after a 5-0 thrashing of Gabon in a preliminary round first leg clash last Saturday.
President Joseph Kabila Returns to DR Congo
[ANGOP] Luanda -The DR Congo's president, Joseph Kabila, returned to his home, after participating on Monday in Luanda in the Extraordinary Summit of the Heads of State of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR).
Making Cheese in a War Zone
[Deutsche Welle] After decades of conflict, many in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have lost heart, but some people will not be discouraged. In the midst of chaos, a young man set up a cheese business modelled on Swiss dairies.
Angola - DR Congo's President in Luanda
[ANGOP] Luanda -The president of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Joseph Kabila, arrived this Monday morning in Luanda, in order to attend the Extraordinary Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the International Conference on Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), taking place on Monday in the capital of the country.
Back in Time - When Franco Visited Kampala
[Observer] Fran├žois Luambo Luanzo Makiadi was a major figure not only in Congolese music but also Ugandan music.
Rebel Group Responsible for 'Grave Violations' in DR Congo Massacres, Says UN Report
[UN News] A United Nations human rights report released today says that a Uganda-based rebel group has committed grave violations of international humanitarian law in crisis-riven north-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
UN Agencies Launch Emergency Response As Political Crisis Sparks Refugee Exodus
[UN News] United Nations relief agencies have today agreed to develop a regional response plan to deal with the exodus of refugees fleeing Burundi to neighbouring countries, as the situation in the crisis-gripped east African nation continues to deteriorate weeks after election-related political tensions and violence erupted.
Protest in Eastern Congo After Deadly Attack By Rebels
[Al Jazeera] Hundreds of people have protested in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo after a machete attack by suspected Ugandan rebels in which a local activist said at least six people were killed.